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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jul 1, 2013 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

those 77 ones had an awesome, dark, mystical groove to them.

my favorites:

5/13/77 - first one ever, Jerry's vocals are awesome

5/21/77 - probably the most soaring solos Jerry laid down on this song

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 2, 2013 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Love those Spring 77 versions.

I also have a soft spot for the Jack from Augusta 84.
http://archive.org/details/gd1984-10-12.mtx.seamons.117573.flac16

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 2, 2013 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Anyone else hear a distinct Mark Knopfler-esque sound to those early Jacks, especially in the intro instrumental section? Listen to 5/17/77 again (my favorite, tho' all from that spring tour are pretty similar/terrific).

Pretty sure Dire Straits started playing together as a band in 1977 and I wonder if Jerry would have heard or known of Knopfler's work when he played those Jacks.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 2, 2013 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Or is it the other way around?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 2, 2013 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Well upon further review Dire Straits' debut album came out in 1978, so let's go with "Knopfler owes his entire signature sound to Jerry Garcia."

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 1, 2013 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

I wouldn't argue with your premise however i think you skipped the best one, 5-17-77. To me its the standard.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 1, 2013 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

5-18-77

http://archive.org/details/gd1977-05-18.sbd.miller.79012.flac16

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jul 2, 2013 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

was just listing my personal favs is all, Ive heard the 5/17 many times

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jul 1, 2013 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Could not agree more elbow...

Without a doubt 5/17 is my favorite. I love that funky ass Phil groove he lays down on all 3, 5/13, 5/17 and 5/21.

I have no idea why they changed it. I mean, it's such a classic well written tune, and there was no reason to go cowboy with it IMO. It's one of my favorites, and it sounds fantastic in May of '77.

Amazing song, amazing performance(s). Love this shit.

This post was modified by Skobud on 2013-07-02 00:55:02

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 2, 2013 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

5/17 is also the best double shot of Jack out there......

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 2, 2013 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Hard to believe a double shot of Jack could go down as smooth as that one does.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 2, 2013 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

Maybe it's a single barrel?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 1, 2013 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: those first Jack-A-Roes were the best

not an argument to the 77s versions i am partial to this one...

http://archive.org/details/gd1980-10-02.set1.sbd.miller.96067.sbeok.flac16